University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Fresenius USA Marketing, Incorporated, Waltham, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 8/3/2018 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, August 6, 2018
The University awarded a contract for supplies for hemodialysis.
Fresenius USA Marketing, Incorporated offers suppplies for hemodialysis; a medical procedure to remove fluid and waste products from the blood and to correct electrolyte imbalances. This is accomplished using a machine and a dialyzer, also referred to as an "artificial kidney".
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) Fresenius USA Marketing, Incorporated supplies have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these specific supplies the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer procedures and care that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the hospital.
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